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Vital Root

Justin Cucci's newest eatery focuses on quick, healthy food. Grab a seat in the airy space and nosh creative, wholesome fare such as chilled carrot-ginger soup or a black charcoal dosa. For breakfast, try the Safe Word Cacao smoothie with sunflower butter, hemp protein, chocolate, coconut milk, and apple cider. 

Hudson Hill

Head to this upscale-yet-casual bar for crafted cocktails like the 8 a.m., a blend of espresso, whiskey, amaro, and lemon peel. Enjoy your drink with a cheese plate or the pork terrine.

Fat Jack's Supersubs (Baker)

Every hour, on the hour, fresh bread emerges from the oven for these premium subs. Stop in and gulp down the Big Bird (turkey) or the PB&J sandwich, which comes with with apricot jam and bacon. Multiple locations.

There Denver

Order from black list cocktail menu, then indulge in a variety of eclectic small plates like tostadas, steamed buns, and lettuce wraps. You'll want to try everything at this quirky Telluride-born eatery.

Blackbelly Butcher

Located next door to chef Hosea Rosenberg's Blackbelly Market, this butcher shop and lunch counter sources local animals for the in-house butchery program. The quality meats shine in the stacked sandwiches (we recommend the house bologna).

Tstreet Roadhouse

Stop in for breakfast, lunch, and then again for dinner. This gathering spot offers a variety of eats—from fresh oysters to the more simplistic Roadhouse Burger, a Colorado-raised beef patty topped with melted Gruyére cheese and caramelized onions on a brioche bun.

Midwestern Saloon

Kick back and enjoy a plethora of Midwestern comfort food eats. Dig into the Juicy Lucy burger, an Aspen Ridge patty stuffed with cheese and brown butter garlic aïoli. Or, stop by for the weekend brunch and indulge in the Graceland French toast—bread topped with bananas, whipped peanut butter, and bacon lardons.

Marion Street Tavern

Have a hankering for jalapeño snake bites wrapped in bacon? Maybe not, but this saloon offers a variety of appetizers and entrées, plus 16 beer taps. Stop in for happy hour to nab a $3 crab cake and $4 libation.

The Preservery

This family-owned restaurant, bakery, marketplace and bar offers seasonal finds, from snacks to soups and sandwiches to pastries. Order a market board with daily cheese and salami selections and sit back and take in the live tunes on the patio.

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